Balsam jungle

ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)July 11, 2013

I love balsams! Such an easy and carefree plant!

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HI ladygladys,

Very pretty. I grew them a few years ago, but they didn't look as full as yours. Are yours in sun or shade?

    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 10:18PM
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Oh that is lovely!

Mine are not even reaching 6" tall and no bloom :(
A few weeks ago I dug some up and moved from the shade to a spot with sun from 2pm hoping for improvement!! What do they prefer?


    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 11:24AM
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ladygladys(z5b/6a NEPA)

They definitely like full sun but will wilt if left to dry. Be sure to water adequately while in full sun. Thanks for the compliments! Vera, I think I recall I started growing them because you had them in your garden in Washington?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 11:00PM
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linnea56(z5 IL)

Am impatiens relative, yes? Are they perennials?

    Bookmark   July 16, 2013 at 9:12PM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

They are annuals, but such vigorous re-seeders, you would think they are perennials. Mine grow to 6 feet in fairly deep shade. I just select about 10 plants to grow on and pull the others each year. Quite stunning against a fence.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2013 at 3:17AM
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Very Pretty, they attract bees.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2013 at 6:10PM
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